drum roll please . . .


we are so excited to announce the long awaited arrival of the newest member to our family . . .

Beatrice Harper

after much waiting she came quickly into this world with no complications on october 15th at 9:30 in the morning. she weighed a healthy 8 lbs 7 oz and was about 20 inches long. She is a content little girl with a big appetite and is so far a good sleeper. Henry is taking to her well and likes to snuggle her head and repeatedly says, "hi, bea. hi, bea." we can tell he is going to be a fantastic big brother.

so far i have been amazed at how much more relaxed and calm matt and i are this go 'round! and my recovery seems to be going a little quicker and we are definitely getting more sleep than we did with henry. (hope i'm not jinxing myself).

i imagine i will be lying low for a little while popping in and out of this space, so i want to thank all of you for your kind wishes and messages. they were so appreciated and put a warm feeling in my heart. thank you all for being here and sharing the anticipation and excitement with us. we couldn't be happier and i look forward to sharing more with you all in the coming weeks!


  1. Congrats to your entire family! She's beautiful.

    Love the name too.


  2. Oh! welcome, Beatrice~
    I'm smiling big right now.
    A giant, delicious, virtual mommy meal from California to all of you-

  3. welcome to the world, beatrice!

    congratulations, jessica, matt & henry! she is beautiful! i am so happy for your family! (and surprisingly a bit jealous of your addition of a little girl. one of each is too cool!)

    rest up, soak in the love, and cheers!

  4. Anonymous10/18/2008


    I'm so happy Baby Bea is here!! : )

    Much love to all of you!

  5. Ditto what the sister said! Congrats to the whole family (the blog one as well). What adorable cheeks you have, little Beatrice!

  6. sweet bea welcome! ooompf those cheeks!

  7. Anonymous10/20/2008

    Welcome to the world sweet little Bea! Adorable name. Congrats again, can't wait to see more pics.

  8. Well bless your heart. What sweet little photos. She looks like such a dear.

  9. oh, have i been slow on these responses!

    but thank you everyone for all the congratulations! i love knowing you are all sharing in our joy!

  10. i just wandered over seeing you won that chicken...

    congrats on that beautiful bea.

    : )

  11. kristin, thanks for coming by and for the congrats!


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